• WordNet 3.6
    • n Spinacia spinach
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spinacia A genus of apetalous plants, of the order Chenopodiaceæ and tribe Atripliceæ. It is characterized by bractless and commonly diœcious flowers, the pistillate with a two- to four-tootbed roundish perianth, its tube hardened and closed in fruit, covering the utricle and its single erect turgid seed. There are 4 species, all Oriental (for which see spinach). They are erect annuals, with alternate stalked leaves which are entire or sinuately toothed. The flowers are borne in glomerules, the fertile usually axillary, the staminate forming interrupted spikes.
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In science:

Zurawski G, Bohnert H, Whitfeld P, Bottomley W: Nucleotide sequence of the gene for the Mr 32,000 thylakoid membrane protein from Spinacia oleracea and Nicotiana debneyi predicts a totally conserved primary translation product of Mr 38,950.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree